AP McCoy returns for charity race at Doncaster St Leger meeting

Jockey AP McCoy answering questions from reporters at Galway
Jockey AP McCoy amassed more than 4,300 jump racing winners before retiring this year
Ladbrokes St Leger
Date: Saturday, 12 September Time: 15:50 BST Coverage: Commentary on BBC Radio 5 live; report/results on BBC Sport website

AP McCoy will ride for trainer Brendan Powell when the 20-time champion jockey comes out of retirement for one day to compete in a charity flat race.

The 40-year-old, who retired in April, partners Gannicus in Wednesday's 'Legends' race at Doncaster's St Leger meeting (15:35 BST).

Rivals will include Johnny Murtagh on the Ian Williams-trained Commissar.

Meanwhile, eight horses remain in the Leger on Saturday, after Simple Verse was added to the line-up.

Simple Verse, trained by Ralph Beckett, joins the field for a supplementary fee of £50,000 as she bids to become the first filly to win the world's oldest Classic since User Friendly in 1992.

Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien has three contenders - Order Of St George, Bondi Beach and Fields Of Athenry.

Storm The Stars, third in the Derby at Epsom for William Haggas, is among other leading hopefuls.

Meanwhile, former England striker Michael Owen has confirmed his horse Brown Panther will bid to win a second consecutive Irish Leger at the Curragh on Sunday.

St Leger odds

9-4 Order Of St George, Storm The Stars; 3-1 Bondi Beach; 8-1 Fields Of Athenry; 12-1 Simple Verse; 25-1 Vengeur Masque; 33-1 Medrano, Proposed

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